"Don't Dare to be Great: The Paradoxes of Presidential History"-H.W. Brands
Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Please join us as we have the opportunity to hear from H.W. Brands:
- Professor of History
- Pulitzer-Prize Finalist
- World-renowned author and editor of more than thirty books on American History.
Dr. Brands will answer many questions about the perils of presidents trying to be great: Why should presidents not run for reelection? Why should presidents not strive to be the next Lincoln or FDR?
Dr. Brands specializes in Presidential History and has written extensively about many of our nation's presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Andrew Jackson, and most recently, Ulysses Grant.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
All attendees who sign up for the CPH emailing list at the event will be entered into a drawing to win three of Dr. Brands' books! Copies of Dr. Brands's new book, The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signing.
Directions and Parking
The Meadows Museum is located on the southern edge of the Southern Methodist University campus, on Bishop Boulevard, one block north of Mockingbird Lane.
Parking is FREE for visitors. Entrance to the parking garage underneath the museum is at the corner of Bishop and Schlegel. For directions, see: http://smu.edu/meadowsmuseum/visit.htm
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Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.